Anuradha Luke

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BACKGROUND Reported incidences of anaphylaxis range from 3.2 to 20 per 100,000 population. The incidence and trend over time has meaningful public health implications but has not been well characterized because of a lack of a standard definition and deficiencies in reporting of events. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the incidence and cause of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the FAST examination might be a useful adjunct to simple triage and rapid treatment (START) in the secondary triage of mass-casualty victims already classified as delayed (Yellow). METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted of all adult trauma patients evaluated by the trauma surgery service at a level 1 trauma(More)
BACKGROUND Anaphylaxis guidelines recommend that patients with a history of anaphylactic reaction should carry self-injectable epinephrine and should be referred to an allergist. OBJECTIVE To evaluate how frequently patients dismissed from the emergency department after treatment for anaphylaxis received a prescription for self-injectable epinephrine or(More)
Prehospital intervention has the potential for significantly affecting the outcome of cardiovascular emergencies. The authors examine multiple issues in prehospital care that can streamline and improve cardiac care. Improving access to prehospital care and increasing the use of the emergency medical services (EMS) system can speed interventions to the(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES There is little objective information regarding nutrition transition in African countries. We assessed trends in nutrition patterns in the Seychelles between 1989 and 2011. SUBJECTS/METHODS Population-based samples were obtained in 1989, 1994 and 2011 and participants aged 25-44 are considered in this study (n=493, 599 and 471,(More)
BACKGROUND Videotaped recordings of simulation-based performance may allow learners the opportunity to review, evaluate, and reflect upon their own performance. OBJECTIVES To determine the accuracy of resident performance self-assessment after a simulation-based encounter; compare low- and high-scoring residents' abilities to evaluate their performance;(More)
INTRODUCTION Unlike adult refusal of medical assistance (RMA), pediatric refusal is not initiated by the patient. This lack of autonomy may permit neglect by the guardian through denial of necessary treatment. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether pediatric RMA was associated with suspected abuse or neglect (SAN). METHODS This was a(More)
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